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Trouble installing lga 775 chip

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June 16, 2010 2:52:52 AM

Ok so im building a small htpc with a celeron e3300 and this motherboard:
I dont build many intel pc's, but when i do i hate how overcomplicated they make the socket :fou:  . On this board, after the cpu is inside but before i close that small metal hatch thing, i run into a problem. If you look at the pictures of the socket on this motherboard, you see that it has two bumps that prevent you from completely closing it. I read and people say apply pressure, but if i apply the amount of pressure needed to force the cpu in in this case, the motherboard would most likely crack. I need help guys :pfff: 
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June 16, 2010 11:58:43 AM

It does take a slight bit of pressure to secure the latch I always install the CPU before I mount the motherboard and I have built over 30 socket 775 systems and never had a problem with a motherboard cracking securing the CPU. Its those dam Intel heatsink pins you really have to worry about.
June 16, 2010 11:53:38 PM

Collie147 said:
the two little bumps are on either side right? (as in the notches in this image)
they should align with the notches on the chip
otherwise it's inserted incorrectly

No not the little half circles, those line up fine. Its the metal part that you lift up, the fin/bump things it has facing the inside prevent me from completely locking the cpu in place.